Quake

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MARINA DEL REY (CNS) – A small earthquake shook some buildings in West Los Angeles and along the coast today, but there were no reports of any damage or injuries. The magnitude-3.0 quake struck at 11:48 a.m. just northwest of Marina del Rey and two miles southeast of Santa Monica, [...]

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Rose Parade Boycott

12/30/2013 2:39 pm1 comment
Aubrey Loots & Danny Leclair to Marry in 2014 Rose Parade.

 PASADENA (CNS) – The head of a Sacramento-based group is calling for a boycott of the because two men will be married aboard the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float. Randy Thomasson, who heads SaveCalifornia.com, said “parents and grandparents” were appalled at what he called a “political stunt forced upon children [...]

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Los Angeles Yearender-City Hall

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA7pUOqTBOY

Los Angeles
is said to be the largest city in the country to ban plastic bags.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

Yearender-City Hall By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – It was a year of transitions at Los Angeles City Hall in 2013, highlighted by a pair of major elections that saw seven new City Council members take office and a councilman move into the mayor’s chair. [...]

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Coach Eavesdropping

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A 32-year-old Hollywood man who allegedly made prank phone calls to well-known athletic coaches, leading them to believe they were being offered jobs with professional and college teams, pleaded not guilty today to a felony count of eavesdropping. Lawyers representingCoach Eavesdropping said outside court that their [...]

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Holiday Stats

12/26/2013 3:51 pm1 comment
Holiday Stats

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The California Highway Patrol today reported no traffic deaths on Los Angeles County highways during the first 30 hours of this year’s Christmas holiday. The reporting period began at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday and ended at 12:59 p.m. Wednesday, according to a department statement. During that same [...]

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West Hollywood plans New Year’s Eve party

12/23/2013 2:23 pm0 comments

Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city will bring in the new year an alcohol- and drug-free experience called West Hollywood: #Boom! The event is free and will take place at West Hollywood Park Auditorium Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Approximately 400 people are expected to [...]

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Holiday Travel

12/20/2013 3:38 pm2 comments
LAX

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With the holiday travel period starting in earnest today, more than 2.6 million travelers are expected to move through Los Angeles International Airport during this holiday season, up 8.2 percent from last year, according to airport officials. Officials at LAX — considered the sixth busiest airport [...]

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405 Closure

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405 Closure

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The northbound San Diego (405) Freeway will be closed overnight tonight between La Tijera and Jefferson boulevards while Caltrans crews install an overhead sign. The two far-left lanes of the southbound freeway in the same stretch will also be closed during the work. The left lanes [...]

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Judge Won’t Scuttle Injured Fan’s $50 Million Lawsuit Against McCourt, Dodgers

12/18/2013 4:02 pm2 comments
Frank McCourt

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Frank McCourt lost a bid today for a court order to end a lawsuit brought by the family of Bryan Stow, accusing the former Dodgers owner of financial bungling that led to poor security at the team’s stadium when the San Francisco Giants fan was severely [...]

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Jan Perry

12/17/2013 1:43 pm1 comment
Jan Perry 

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously confirmed former councilwoman Jan Perry as head of the newly created Economic and Workforce Development Department. Perry was serving on an interim basis when appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti as permanent general manager of the department, which has about [...]

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